dragon claw's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Suicide Squad

I was embarrassed to be sitting in that theater and watch actors deliver such terrible lines as, "Stay evil, honey."
One the most childishly written movies I've ever seen. I'm not even talking about the plot (what plot?). The characters say the cringe-iest things. I honestly wondered aloud if David Ayer didn't ask the neighbor kid to do his screenwriting homework, it was so bad. Reports that the movie was cut down to size and reshot were not required to be clearly evident, as characters contradict themselves from one scene to the next. Characters say stupid things and do stupid things and the audience is expected to think it's heavy or cool.
The last words of the main a villain, a 6000 year old witch, who spent the entire movie speaking cryptically or not at all, are "you don't have the balls!" It was not cool. It was not ironic, and it was not intended to be. It was just dumb.
All related stupidity was aldo evident in how they crammed melodramatic intros to every character in the space of 15 minutes, and it was the longest 15 minutes of my life...until the 5 minutes they later spent telling the backstory of a samurai-themed superheroine who came out of nowhere, did nothing interesting the entire movie, and spoke only in Japanese. It was like a South Park send-up episode, where another stupid convolution had to be explained every 10 minutes.

Here's hoping David Ayer quits screenwriting forever.

Prisoners
Prisoners(2013)

You'll like it, great ending. It gets stupid at one point, but it's forgivable by the time the show's over and you ask yourself, "was it worth my time?"

It will be.

The Revenant
The Revenant(2015)

Best Picture, without question.

Hail, Caesar!

Stunningly bland dialogue throughout, very few laughs or even amused grins. Scenes seem to go on forever but get NOWHERE. Musical numbers apparently set up to parody Golden Age hokiness and be littered with hysterical innuendo contain little of either, played almost completely straight. "Hail Caesar" is without question the weakest Cohen Bros movie ever made. Skip it and save a couple of hours of your life which you WILL otherwise wish back.

The Wolverine

terrible movie, dumbest thing I ever saw, not even fun in an action-adventure-y way.

The Lone Ranger

I really don't understand the hate. It wasn't a "stupid" movie, for the most part, and even if the plot was predictable, it was A LOT of fun to watch. Never trust the Tomato Meter, anyway. Rotten Tomatoes is notorious for falsely summarizing reviews as "good" or "bad".

American Hustle

Starts great and only gets worse.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

ROTTEN TOMATOES ***LIED*** by misrepresenting mixed reviews! 76% of critics don't even think Anchorman 2 is barely ok, most of them think it's horrible! WORST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME, YOU WILL BE BORED AND *EMBARRASSED*!!!

The World's End
½

It was as funny and, at times, boring, as I expected from this British comedy. Still glad I saw it.

Riddick
Riddick(2013)

It was really good, go see it or people will think you're gay.

Red 2
Red 2(2013)

Great movie, go see it or you're boring and will probably end up alone.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)
½

A little too dry in a few moments, but gets better and better all the way to the end and is one of the funnest movies I've seen in a while.

About Schmidt

I like this film. It moved me.

Killer Joe
Killer Joe(2012)

I can get into dark films.
I can get into films where the characters are unlikable.
This one left me sick. I don't know how I watched the whole thing.
There is a Q&A in the Special Features section where all the leads and writers (and Harry Knowles, for some reason) come on, save the witlessly-abused-little-sister actress (who is portrayed as 12 yrs old in the film). They laugh and joke about the horrific scenes in the film and the audience goes right on with them.

I don't believe in god, or heaven, but they can all go to Hell.

13
13(2011)

could have been great, but so many ends were left untied and the ending was horrible.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows(2012)

Extremely entertaining movie, I never felt it was "spinning its wheels". The plot always seemed to be moving and never lingered. Everything was great, the darkness, the comedy, the suspense, and the acting, all top-notch in my opinion. I'm not understanding the hate?

Great movie, 5 stars

Olympus Has Fallen
½

It was good. Don't be a candy-ass and go see it.

Dead Man Down

I saw this movie and it's nothing like what the critics are saying. It actually makes me angry that they are misrepresenting this as shoot-em-up.

It's a revenge drama. It's deep, suspenseful, you care about the characters, the acting is great, and the few gunfights there are are amazing.
Once again, a low score is more proof you should see a movie.